Steel Maloney - President
Steel Maloney began his career with CES in 1987 as a part-time
hydrologist. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hydrology and Watershed Science at Utah State University. Prior
positions include the Utah Water Research Lab and Hydrologist with USDA Forest Service Pacific
Northwest Research Station. During his tenure with CES, Mr. Maloney has held positions of Project
Manager, Senior Project Manager, Director of Operations, Director of Business Development and, since
2005, CES President. During his twenty-plus years of professional experience, he has specialized
in water quality management and the development of management strategies that reuse water and
wastewater from agriculture, municipalities, industry, and food processors to reduce environmental
impacts and conserve resources. Mr. Maloney continues to serve as a project development advisor and
facilitator for complex projects that have multiple stakeholders, funding sources, and potential
solutions. He has successfully managed larger scale water conservation and reuse, and turnkey
projects in the western and southern United States. Mr. Maloney also has extensive experience in
regulatory permit application, negotiation, and public consensus.
Dayla Rabe - Controller
Director of Administrative Services
Dayla Rabe holds the position of Controller and Director of Administrative Services, Principal.
She is located at our Corporate Headquarters in Albany, Oregon. Ms. Rabe has a Bachelors Degree
in Housing Design and a Post Baccalaureate in Accounting. She has been with CES since
1992 and has held a variety of positions including Drafting Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator,
Executive Administrator, and Accounting Manager. Ms. Rabe currently supervises the Accounting Department,
Marketing Staff, and Administrative Staff throughout the company and serves as the Contract Administrator,
providing financial accounting guidance for large projects.
Daniel J. Burgard, CPSS - Principal Soil Scientist
Daniel J. Burgard is the Principal Soil Scientist for CES and currently holds the positions of
Technical Lead for Food Processing business and is the corporate Soils Disciplines Manager.
He has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Soil Science, is a Certified Professional Soil
Scientist, and has been with CES since 1991. Mr. Burgard’s project areas have focused on land
treatment systems using industrial and municipal wastes and wastewaters as resources in crop
production. Mr. Burgard has experience with projects that have included potato, fruit,
vegetable, meat processing, and municipal wastewater irrigation design, operations, and permitting,
power plant and coal-bed methane produced water management, paper mill sludge management, biosolids
management, and permitting, monitoring, and reporting. Recent special projects have focused on
large-scale agricultural uses of reclaimed water and practical applications of vadose zone monitoring
for land application systems. He has worked on projects in many U.S. states as well as internationally.
Greg Thurman, PE - Director of VMWG / Principal Engineer
Mr. Thurman is a graduate from Georgia Tech with a degree in chemical
engineering. After spending several years overseas working on development projects, he returned to
the United States to begin a career in wastewater and pollution management. With a vision for
sustainable resource management, his path led him to CES in 1995 where he is now a Principal
Engineer. His work is focused on the treatment and management of wastewater from municipal and
industrial sources including electrical power generation, coal bed methane production, food processing
and others. He has participated and completed numerous industrial water reuse/recycling projects across
the United States and internationally. Mr. Thurman heads CES’ international program as the Director of
Valmont Water Management Group (VWMG).